I think my all time favourite plants are hydrangea. We have a lovely tree form paniculata. And a NoID blue. (Oops..addendum…Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’. Thanx Plant Ident!!). While the 9 annabelles I planted up the slope last fall got severely munched by deer ( while we were in between dogs!) and have few and far between blooms this year I have every faith that we’ll get a luscious display next year (with the enthusiastic help of Breeze…our new and anti-deer black lab x.)
Suddenly, the heat is gone, the air is cool, the days are shorter, the light is softer….September….welcome!! What’s blooming? At first glance…not so much. But close-up…a lot is still going on.
It’s been hot as Hades here on the usually mellow west coast. Temps have been hitting above 30 degrees (Celsius) all week. There’s a titch of smoke/haze in the air from the wild fires raging in the interior of BC. But the blooms just keep on coming. Time to just sit down, relax and enjoy the heat. And pray for rain over those fires.
We’ve had a run of hot beautiful days. Things are a little dry, but everything’s starting to bloom.
I’m not a huge fan of garden art, but I did see some that I loved on the Hardy Plant Study Weekend tours.
Nope….Petasites palmatus….thanks Plants Ident!!